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Emergn CEO Alex Adamopoulos hosts an eclectic panel including digital anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush and best-selling author Don Tapscott. Innovation consultant Erica Dhawan and Harvard University Press editor Julie Kirby weigh in on the debate – Dhawan with the polish of a TED Talk speaker, Kirby in the fashion of a note-shuffling scholar. getAbstract recommends this sometimes practical, sometimes deeply philosophical look at the near future.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why algorithms alone don’t always make good decisions;
  • Why modern leaders need “connectional intelligence,” not just high EQ or IQ;
  • How humans can, and should, shape technology’s impact;
  • Why society must decouple human dignity, and possibly income, from work; and
  • Why the blockchain is a fresh opportunity for shared prosperity.
 

About the Speakers

Julia Kirby co-wrote Only Humans Need Apply. Rahaf Harfoush is a digital anthropologist. Erica Dhawan is CEO of the consultancy Cotential. Don Tapscott wrote Growing Up Digital, Wikinomics, and more.

 

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When terrorism struck Sydney, Australia, in 2014, people fled the area. During the exodus, Uber began charging exorbitant fares due to its pricing algorithm for high demand. A backlash followed, and Uber sought to make amends. This PR and ethics disaster proved the danger of algorithmic decision making...

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